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20 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for the CrossFitter in Your Life

December 17, 2023 by
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We’ve all been there. It’s just a few days before Christmas. The Amazon shipping cutoff has come and gone and store shelves are sparse. But you forgot to get a gift for the CrossFitter in your life. While it might be tempting just to get them an IOU, here are 20 other creative ideas that don’t require shipping or a trip to the store.

1. Cover Their CrossFit Gym Membership for a Month: The perfect holiday surprise for the avid CrossFitter. It’s well-known that CrossFit gym memberships aren’t cheap. 

  • Cost: This varies based on location and can range from $75 to $300.
  • How To Purchase: Contact your CrossFitter’s local affiliate and ask if you can cover their membership. Most affiliate owners are more than happy to help you do that.

2. Subscription to a Competition or Training Program: If the CrossFitter in your life is pursuing the competitive aspect of the sport, a subscription to a competition program is a great way to help them push for their goals. 

  • Invictus, Mayhem, and Misfit — just to name three — all offer great competitive programs, as well as specialty programs for those looking to improve a specific skill. 
  • For athletes not looking to compete but in need of a solid workout program, Mayhem offers their Everyday Athlete program, which has five tracks to fit everyone’s needs, including a 30-minute-per-day workout track.
  • Cost: Varies based on subscription, but typically between $20 and $50 per month.
  • How to purchase: A variety of programs offer these training programs, but are typically available on their websites.

3. Subscription to Pliability: Formerly ROMWOD, pliability is a great way to give the CrossFitter in your life regimented mobility.

  • Cost: Subscription starts at $17.95 per month.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

4. Fit Radio Subscription: While some people love crafting the perfect Spotify playlist, others find it to be time-consuming and frustrating. With FitRadio, they can stream continuously DJ’d mixes for hours on end or as long as their workout lasts. With genres like Hip Hop, EDM, Pop, and Latin, there’s a mix for everyone.

  • Cost: There are three tiers, $49.99 for the Gym membership, $19.99 for the Coach membership and $7.99 for the Personal membership. All tiers are billed per month.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

5. Rx Membership to The Morning Chalk Up: Not to toot our own horn, but there’s nothing better than catching up on all things CrossFit with your morning coffee. For just the price of a cup of coffee, you can give your loved one access to premium interviews and think pieces from the Morning Chalk Up. Plus, they can also get access to exclusive discounts.

  • Cost: Between $5 and $8 per month depending on if you choose to be billed monthly or annually.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

6. Massage: For your sore CrossFitter, a relaxing massage can be a godsend. Not only can it help to reduce muscle soreness, but it can also help to work through painful knots or pressure points that athletes experience from training.

  • Cost: Between $75-$200 depending on location.
  • How To Purchase: A quick Google search should bring up local spas or masseuses in your area.

7. Cryotherapy Appointment: Similar to a massage, cryotherapy has been shown to have numerous health benefits, as well as being a great recovery tool.

  • Cost: Between $60-$100 depending on location.
  • How To Purchase: A quick Google search should bring up local spas or masseuses in your area.

8. Vo2 Max or Lactate Testing: There are numerous labs and training facilities across the country that provide Vo2 max testing, lactate testing, gate testing, and many more physiological tests that can help athletes better understand their body and performance.

  • Many local colleges offer student-run discounted tests through their kinesiology or physiology departments. If not, there are numerous labs across the country that offer a variety of these tests.
  • Cost: $100+ depending on the test.
  • How To Purchase: A quick Google search should reveal local labs in your area.

9. Personal Training or Skills Session: If the CrossFitter in your life has a specific goal or skill they are working towards, a personal training or skills session with a CrossFit coach at their affiliate can help them make quick progress.

  • Cost: $75-$150 depending on the coach.
  • How To Purchase: Reach out to your CrossFitter’s affiliate and inquire if any coaches are interested in offering private training.

10. Meal Prep Service: For the busy CrossFitter in your life who’s looking to up their nutrition game, meal prep services can be a game changer in getting them ready-made, healthy meals for lunches and dinners.

  • Cost: Between $8-$12 per meal depending on the service.
  • How To Purchase: There are a number of meal prep and delivery services available, including local ones. Nutre Meals is a great option, as is Trifecta, though it’s important to do your research to see what would work best for the CrossFitter in your life.

11. Gainful: Personalized Protein Powder: If the CrossFitter in your life can’t live without their daily protein shake, Gainful Protein powder is the perfect way to take it to the next level. Gainful customizes protein powder based on fitness goals, dietary restrictions, and more to create the optimal protein blend. Users also get access to support from registered dietitians. 

  • Cost: $45 per month.
  • How To Purchase: You can purchase gift cards on their website.

12. Seed Membership: We all could use a little help getting our gut in line. Seed is a daily probiotic and prebiotic formula designed to boost gut and immune function, and their delivery system makes it easy to stay on top of taking them.

  • Cost: $49.99 per month.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

13. The Fit Boxx Subscription: For the CrossFitter who has everything, the Fit Boxx Subscription gives them premium curated apparel and gear, including five to eight full-sized items. With items like FLEO leggings, protein and pre-workout samples, and protein pancake mix, it’s a great way for them to try out new products in the fitness space.

  • Cost: Between $54 and $58 per month.
  • How To Purchase: Gift cards can be purchased on their website

14. Peloton Membership: For many CrossFitters, it can be tough to make it to the gym every day. For the days they just can’t squeeze it in, Peloton provides hundreds of at-home bodyweight workouts. From Yoga to Pilates and bootcamp classes, you don’t even need to buy their exercise bike.

  • Cost: $12.99 per month.
  • How To Purchase: Right on their website

15. Butcher Box Subscription: For the CrossFitter who just can’t get enough protein in, send them high-quality grass-fed beef and other high-quality meets right to their door. They even offer gift boxes this time of year as well as gift cards.

  • Cost: $150+
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

16. Thrive Market Membership: For the CrossFitter who loves snacks, help them snack better with Thrive Market. For just $12 per month, they can have access to discounted prices and exclusive sales on organic and nutritional food and snacks.

  • Cost: $12 per month or $59.95 per year.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

17. WHOOP Membership: For the avid WHOOP user, covering their WHOOP membership for a few months is a great gift.

  • Cost: $30 per month.
  • How To Purchase: You can purchase a membership extension on their website.

18. Daily Harvest Subscription: The perfect gift for the CrossFitter on the go, Daily Harvest provides farm-frozen smoothies and more that can be whipped up in seconds. Beyond smoothies, they also offer a ton of additional frozen foods and meals including harvest bowls, soups, and more.

  • Cost: Varies based on product.
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

19. Athletic Greens: If your CrossFitter is hitting their protein goals, but is lacking in the veggie department, Athletic Greens is a great way to help out with that. Their subscription service provides 30 servings in each delivery and has a 90-day money-back guarantee.

  • Cost: $79 per year
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

20. Prescription Sport Glasses: While this will technically require shipping, they won’t be able to ship until after the recipient has input their prescription from their eye doctor, making this a great last-minute gift. ROKA’s new prescription sport glasses are perfect for the CrossFitter whose glasses are constantly falling down mid-workout. Backed by Games athletes like Chase Smith and Noah Ohlsen, these glasses are both stylish and functional for any workout.

  • Cost: $200+
  • How To Purchase: On their website.

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